Do you really need a car of your own?

Do you use your car every day? Every week? If you donít need to use your car regularly, it can be cheaper to share and there are benefits for the environment too. Read about three different solutions, as described by three Transition Cambridge and Cambridge Carbon Footprint members on our blog Liz shares a car with friends, Anne has joined the car club Zipcar while Dave and Ceri use a national car hire company for occasional long trips.

Transition Cambridge Community Survey

Please spare a few minutes to fill in this survey about you and what you think of our activities. This survey has been devised by a team of 5 Cambridge University students as part of a project to help us broaden our reach and engage more people. So whether you are a seasoned member, or have been to a few events, or just get our newsletter but haven't actually met us yet, we would like to understand more about you and what you think we should be doing. You will also have a chance to win £20 in a prize draw on 17th March - open to everyone who gets our newsletter and complete a survey.

Toad Wildlife Wanderings: Saturday 4th March

Grab your wellies and outdoor gear and join local herpetologist Steve Allain for a guided walk around Toad Territory! As the weather starts to warm up, toads begin moving from their winter hideouts to ancestral breeding grounds. more

Join the Energy Group!

One of the largest sources of greenhouse emissions is the way we get out energy. Through actions like reducing energy consumption, purchasing more efficient equipment and installing renewable energy infrastructure, we can move towards a low carbon future. Here are some suggestions from energy group members on what can be done to save energy.

The energy group meets monthly for discussions on energy related topics and everyone is invited. Also there is lots of advice on our web pages here.

Make a donation!

As many of you know, we run on a shoe-string budget, and we generally find that we can do a lot with very little money at all.

However, there are some basic costs we have to meet each year, and we'd be very grateful for your donations.

We have set up a local giving account as an easy way to donate, or you can donate via bank transfer or cheque (details here). Donating via Local Giving means that your donation can also have Gift Aid applied. Thank you!

Volunteer vacancies

Are you a budding photographer, journalist or event coordinator? Have a few hours to help out and meet great people like you? We always have opportunities for you to get involved over here on our volunteering page. If you want to get involved, have a volunteer opportunity you want to advertise or have heard about and want to share with the community, simply e-mail us

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Transition Cambridge Community Survey

Please spare a few minutes to fill in this survey about you and what you think of our activities. It doesn't take long!

This survey has been devised by a team of 5 Cambridge University students as part of a project to help us broaden our reach and engage more people. So whether you are a seasoned member, or have been to a few events, or just get our newsletter but haven't actually met us yet, we would like to understand more about you and what you think we should be doing.

You will also have a chance to win £20 in a prize draw on 17th March - open to everyone who gets our newsletter and complete a survey.
From: Nicola Terry 19 Feb 2017

Romsey Community Garden needs a new coordinator

Romsey Community Garden is a small haven in the midst of Romsey Town. In the summer it's full of flowers and vegetables, grown with the help of local residents and their children. In the winter it's a bit quieter, but there's still a bench looking out over the garden where people can come to rest and watch the world go by. The coordinator, Sarah, has just moved further out of town, and so it's time to find a new coordinator to help shape the garden over the next year or two. So far, we've focused on fruit trees and bushes, vegetables, and flowers, while maintaining a grassy area in the middle for picnics and bonfires. Where possible, we've tried to follow permaculture principles. And there is a dedicated team of locals who do their best to keep everything looking nice. If you might be interested in taking this on, please contact Sarah for a chat. Coordination is not a big job, it involves agreeing dates for garden days and coming up with a list of tasks that needs undertaking. Sometimes it involves picking up materials, such as seeds, from the garden centre. The garden days are always fun! You can read a bit more about the garden here.
17 Feb 2017

Who Are We? TC Membership Survey Launch

For the first time in our history, we are taking a closer look at the patterns of Transition Cambridge membership and engagement. An online survey will be launched in the TC Bulletin on 20th February 2017. We want to find out who and why members join in with Transition events and also why they don't. How we can persuade more of our Bulletin readers to join in? The survey will be short and take just a few minutes to complete and we hope that the results will help to shape the future of Transition Cambridge. Your opinion and experience matters - please join in!
15 Feb 2017
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Monday 20th February: Transition Hub Meeting: your catch-up, intros and networking space!

Back room of Six Bells Pub, Covent Garden, Cambridge 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
Please join us for our next experimental new style Hub gathering, to catch up with projects and friends, meet new members and end with a bit of juicy networking over a drink! Come along for 7pm to meet other members, 7.30 -8.30pm: items for discussion:, 8.30pm onwards: networking and chat. All welcome, new TC members and familiar faces alike!

Saturday 4th March: CropShare - Be an organic farmer for a day

Willow Farm, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9HF 09:30-16:30 add to google calendar
Join Transition's community farming project, CropShare, to experience life as a real organic farmer for a day. We will be having fun helping out on the farm on Saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm, and 2pm to 4.30, sharing a lunch and a chat in between. You can join us for the morning or afternoon session, or both. Click here to check which Saturdays we will be on the farm.

See our blog to get a flavour of what workdays are like. It will be good healthy fun, a great chance to see our local countryside, and how food is grown on a large scale. Fill in this form if you would like to take part, and we'll also help you arrange travel to the farm. Everyone is very welcome! Family friendly.
From: Cambridge CropShare

Saturday 4th March: CropShare Weeder Crowdfunder launch

12:00
The CropShare Weeder project Crowdfunder is now live until 4th March. We're raising funds for a new piece of bespoke farm equipment designed by volunteer Reggie: a push-powered, lay-down weeder. Please have a look! Donations from £1 welcome. More...
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